We appreciated people going to sit downstairs when they arrived in church last week. We opened the balcony in the end, but only when it was necessary and in a way that meant we could control that number of people sitting together up there.

We send our love and best wishes to Dillys who was suddenly taken ill during the 11am service last week. (She plans to be back on Sunday.) A big thanks to all who helped at the time and  especially to the couple who, I know, won’t want to be named but who very kindly took Dillys to A&E and brought her back home. We were told it could be hours before an ambulance arrived.

Please keep Rachel in your prayers. She was taken to A&E in Portsmouth on Sunday and was later moved to the cardiac ward. They will “try to home in on a diagnosis following tests.” says Mike.